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Betty Feves : generations / Namita Gupta Wiggers ; contributions by Damara Bartlett [and others].

Feves, Betty, 1918-1985 (Author). Wiggers, Namita Gupta (Added Author). Bartlett, Damara (Added Author). Duford, Daniel (Added Author). Sorkin, Jenni (Added Author). Sussman, Linda. (Added Author). Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, Or.) (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Adams Public Library.

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Summary:

Betty Whiteman Feves (1918-1985) belongs to a generation of mid-century vanguard artists who set the stage for dynamic shifts in the use of clay in art. Feves' work and life in art subverts the popular, male-dominated narrative of post-world War II ceramics. Academically trained, Feves studied with Clyfford Still and Alexander Archipenko in the late 1930s, worked in a design studio in New York during World War II, then chose to live, work, and raise her four children in Pendleton, Oregon where she remained for the next 40 years. This publication contextualizes Feves' functional and sculptural pieces within the greater arc of her work in her community as a mentor, music educator, and advocate for higher education. It explores her commitment to place expressed in forms inspired by the land and created with locally-source materials via a continuing process of relentless experimentation. Feves quickly earned a national and international reputation for her work, establishing new approaches to working with clay which shaped the American Craft Movement and the potential of clay as an expressive medium as we understand it today. Generations : Betty Feves situates an under-recognized regional artist within the overlapping arenas of Modernism, the American Craft Movement, and a practice deeply grounded in the Pacific Northwest
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Adams Public Library PNW Feves (Text) 37810000045533 Pacific Northwest Book None 04/18/2013 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780972898171
  • ISBN: 0972898174
  • Physical Description: 189 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Portland, Or. : Museum of Contemporary Craft : [2012]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Selected texts from: Archives of Museum of Contemporary Craft, Feves Family Archives and Website"
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p.184-187).
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / Tom Manley -- Betty Feves: setting the stage for clay / Namita Gupta Wiggers -- Modernity and primitivism: the sculpture of Betty Feves / Jenni Sorkin -- A lecture by Betty Feves: ceramics 80 / Oregon State University, Corvallis -- Betty Feves: a personal memoir / Hal Riegger -- Going backwards: primitive pottery in a civilized time / Daniel Duford -- Total involvement of being / conversation with Bob Lanman -- Betty Feves, artfully in her world / Linda Sussman -- The artist as community leader: Betty Feves, a reminiscence / James Lavadour -- The other art of Betty Feves: making music in community / Damara Bartlett.
Summary, etc.:
Betty Whiteman Feves (1918-1985) belongs to a generation of mid-century vanguard artists who set the stage for dynamic shifts in the use of clay in art. Feves' work and life in art subverts the popular, male-dominated narrative of post-world War II ceramics. Academically trained, Feves studied with Clyfford Still and Alexander Archipenko in the late 1930s, worked in a design studio in New York during World War II, then chose to live, work, and raise her four children in Pendleton, Oregon where she remained for the next 40 years. This publication contextualizes Feves' functional and sculptural pieces within the greater arc of her work in her community as a mentor, music educator, and advocate for higher education. It explores her commitment to place expressed in forms inspired by the land and created with locally-source materials via a continuing process of relentless experimentation. Feves quickly earned a national and international reputation for her work, establishing new approaches to working with clay which shaped the American Craft Movement and the potential of clay as an expressive medium as we understand it today. Generations : Betty Feves situates an under-recognized regional artist within the overlapping arenas of Modernism, the American Craft Movement, and a practice deeply grounded in the Pacific Northwest
Subject: Feves, Betty, 1918-1985 > Exhibitions.
Pottery, American > Oregon > 20th century > Exhibitions.
Ceramic sculpture > 20th century > Exhibitions.
Summary: Betty Whiteman Feves (1918-1985) belongs to a generation of mid-century vanguard artists who set the stage for dynamic shifts in the use of clay in art. Feves' work and life in art subverts the popular, male-dominated narrative of post-world War II ceramics. Academically trained, Feves studied with Clyfford Still and Alexander Archipenko in the late 1930s, worked in a design studio in New York during World War II, then chose to live, work, and raise her four children in Pendleton, Oregon where she remained for the next 40 years. This publication contextualizes Feves' functional and sculptural pieces within the greater arc of her work in her community as a mentor, music educator, and advocate for higher education. It explores her commitment to place expressed in forms inspired by the land and created with locally-source materials via a continuing process of relentless experimentation. Feves quickly earned a national and international reputation for her work, establishing new approaches to working with clay which shaped the American Craft Movement and the potential of clay as an expressive medium as we understand it today. Generations : Betty Feves situates an under-recognized regional artist within the overlapping arenas of Modernism, the American Craft Movement, and a practice deeply grounded in the Pacific Northwest

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